Lunch and Learn for Charlotte, NC Architects

Small Firm Roundtable: The National Green Building Standard - Green Certification Game Changer

December 10, 2015
noon - 2:00 PM EDT
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
911 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

Until recently, residential buildings lagged in the green certification market because compared to commercial construction the margins for residential are small and the ROI is calculated differently. But ANSI approval of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) in 2009 opened the door to cost-effective, credible, marketable green certification for homes and apartments, and this trend is on the rise. In fact, McGraw Hill reports the green home market is poised to double from what it was in 2013 -- going from $37 billion (27% of market) to $90 billion (up to 33% of market) by 2016.

Don't miss your chance to capitalize on this growing market through the NGBS, the preferred green certification for the residential industry. Learn about the standard's rigorous requirements, the NGBS Green certification program, and emerging green building trends with the development of the 2015 NGBS sponsored by ICC and ASHRAE.


  • Michelle Desiderio, Home Innovation Research Labs
  • Shelly Leonard, Green Space Consultants, LLC
  • Danny Kelly, Kelly McArdle Construction

Register online or contact Kate Shelton (704-369-2302).

(Two continuing education credits earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for attendees. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.)